Friday Family Forest Bathing

This family-centered forest bathing class emphasizes cooperative exploration and creativity among family members.

Family Forest Bathing is a powerful practice that can help to rebuild a healthy web of connection among individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide Debra Wilbur as you discover the ability to communicate with, and learn from, the many inhabitants of our natural surroundings, including plants, trees, birds, and insects.

Learn more about the importance of connecting children with nature by watching an interview with Richard Louv, recipient of the Audubon Medal and author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.

Key Details:

  • Suitable for all levels; no previous experience necessary.
  • Registration includes admission to The Huntington.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Joy Yamahata at or 626-405-3457.

About the Instructor:

Debra Wilbur has traveled the Nakasendo Trail in Japan and experienced firsthand where Shinrin-yoku (known here in North America as “forest bathing”) first came into practice. Wilbur is a certified Association of Nature and Forest Therapy guide who combines that practice with foraging knowledge and a regard for astrology, nature, ritual, and ceremony to create a singular nature-based immersion—aimed at quieting the mind and body, easing stress, freeing the imagination, and creating community among strangers.